Carol J. Brown received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas-Austin and a Master of Music Education degree from Indiana University-Bloomington where she also did graduate work in folklore and ethnomusicology. She holds a two-year diploma from the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary. She has taught folklore classes at the University of Texas-Pan American and solfège and folk music in several Kodály certification programs across the United States.
Carol taught K-5 music for 18 years in McAllen ISD and for four years at IDEA Quest in Edinburg.
Her research has focused on children’s traditional songs and singing games from Latin America. With her students, she presented demonstration sessions at the 2000 Texas Music Educators Association convention and at the 2002 Organization of American Kodály Educators national convention. She was the project consultant for Mexican singing games featured on the Global Voices DVD series produced in connection with McMillan/McGraw-Hill's Spotlight on Music textbooks.
Currently the director of colibrí music studio and children's choir in McAllen, she also plays the horn in the Valley Symphony Orchestra and the South Texas Lyric Opera orchestra.